Undergraduate Courses Supervised by Dr. Pereira
CLP 4314: Introduction to Health Psychology
This course is taught every Spring semester by doctoral students in Clinical and Health Psychology under Dr. Pereira’s supervision and mentorship.
Graduate Courses Instructed by Dr. Pereira
CLP 6946: Practicum in Applied Medical/Health Psychology, Psycho-Oncology
On this advanced practicum, students will perform diagnostic interviews, conduct psychological testing, and deliver short- and long-term psychological treatment to adult oncology outpatients and inpatients. Patients are predominantly referred by UF providers for the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychopathology, including adjustment disorders, anxiety, delirium, depression, end-of-life issues, personality disorders, serious premorbid psychopathology,suicidality, and treatment nonadherence.
Common referral sources include the Breast Center, Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Hematology/Oncology (Medical Oncology), ENT (Division of Head and Neck Surgery), Surgical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Psychiatry, and Neurosurgery (Neuro-Oncology).
In addition, the Psycho-Oncology Service performs routine psychological evaluations on (a) patients with hematologic malignancies being evaluated for hematopoietic stem cell transplant (in conjunction with the Transplant Service), (b) women being evaluated by the Breast Center for contralateral/bilateral prophylactic mastectomy for the reduction of breast cancer risk, and (c) patients being seen in the UF Health Multidisciplinary GI Oncology Clinic. Students may conduct outpatient assessments on Thursdays or on other days with Dr. Pereira’s permission. Outpatient therapy and all inpatient services will be completed throughout the week, as students’ schedules permit.
This practicum may fulfill med psych students’ requirement for 1 credit of inpatient assessment/therapy. In addition, with Dr. Pereira’s permission, it may be modified to provide students with a specific patient population experience (e.g., gynecologic oncology patients only, HSCT patients only).
CLP 7317: Advanced Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
This course is taught every other even year Spring semester.